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[at-l] tent question
- Subject: [at-l] tent question
- From: email@example.com (Mara Factor)
- Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 07:36:34 -0400
I'm 6'1' and found that most solo tents just weren't long enough. There are
two he should check out though...
The Nomad - it's diamond shape means there plenty of length and width to the
tent. I can sit up easily in it. Someone with a longer torso can probably
still sit up but may need to slouch. Beats most of the other solo tents out
there though. I can also bring all of my gear into the tent with me. The
pack goes against the back wall and the boots stay near the door. I think
the current versions weigh around 2 lbs with ground sheet.
wanderlustgear.com has more information and lots of pictures.
Also, check out the Eureka Zephyr, it's a solo free standing tent. It's 8'
long and 3' wide. You can easily sit up in it. I have the older version
with the fly that does not provide a vestibule. It's 3 lbs. 9 oz. without
the stakes. Getting all your gear in this tent with you takes a bit more
work, but it can be done. Had I done my thruhike with this tent, I probably
would have left most stuff outside unless it rained.
The newer version has a full coverage fly and weighs more. But, you can
probably keep you stuff dry in the vestibule.
P.S. My Zephyr may be for sale - contact me off list if you're interested.
>Subject: [at-l] tent question
>Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 21:17:34 EDT
>A friend's new-to-backpacking husband wants a two-person tent because of
>height--6'2". He may also want width. I'm not sure.
>The first question is whether he really needs a two-person tent.
>If so, I'm going to recommend the Clip Flashlight on sale for $169 at
>Any other good ideas for a tall person's tent? I think he'd want more than
>He was looking at the Eureka Rainier at 5 lbs and the Eureka Tempo at 6
>lbs--perhaps because they are inexpensive. But he doesn't have the
>to send him toward lighter tents.
>He will have a lecture though. ;-)
>Thanks a bunch. Vcat
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